日本: One Week Japan Itinerary

Monday, March 25, 2013

Tokyo with the Asahi Beer Hall

The past few posts have mentioned that my mom came to visit me here in Japan. We filled her 7 day visit with as many uniquely Japanese experiences as possible, not just centered on Tokyo. As usual, I've decided to share our itinerary, in case anyone else has 7 days to blow in Japan.

This by no means covers everything. It's 7 days. You can cover a decent amount of ground in that, but you're not going to become one of the locals ;)

DayActivity
FridayArrival in Tokyo at the Hotel Niwa in Suidobashi.
SaturdayWalk around the Edo Museum and through Yokoamicho Park on the way to Asakusa. Visit Sensoji Temple and do some serious souvenir shopping on Nakamise Street. Meet up with a friend in Akihabara Electric Town and have dinner at an Izakaya (bar/restaurant). Play video games at game centers.
SundayVisit the Yasakuni Shrine and look at the Ikebana (flower arrangements) on show. More souvenir shopping at Yasakuni Shrine's Sunday flea market. Walk through the Tokyo Imperial Gardens and get stuck in a miniature dust storm. Eat at a Thai restaurant in Harajuku, which is crowded with overdressed people and Western shops.
MondayCat Cafe in Shinjuku. Tea Ceremony at Hotel Okura near all the embassies. Fail at finding conveyor belt sushi in Roppongi. Buy fancy bento boxes near the train station for dinner and take a Shinkansen (super high speed train) to Nara. Stay at Hotel Chez Moi.
TuesdayWander around Nara, seeing the sites. Attend the Omizutori festival in the evening. Fire. Lots of fire.
WednesdaySleep-in then Sumo tournament near Osaka Namba. Wander around Dotonbori Dori before getting dinner at a ramen shop.
ThursdayBorrow a free English guide in Kyoto and see Kinkakuji, a kimono show, Kiyomizu Temple, and Nijo Castle.
FridaySpend a lot of time getting to Osaka's domestic Itami Airport and then return home.

Out the Shinkansen Window
Sensoji Temple in Tokyo
Tokyo Station
Nakamise Shopping Street in Tokyo
Yasakuni Flea Market
Yasakuni Shrine
Cats at Hapineko Cat Cafe
Crowds in Harajuku, Tokyo
Sensoji Temple Weeping Willow
Tea Ceremony at Hotel Okura
Flying Dust in the Tokyo Imperial Gardens
Akihabara Spider Statue in Roppongi, Tokyo
Tokyo Imperial Gardens Moat
Todaiji at Night
Omizutori Festival at Nara's Todaiji
Sumo Pushing
Great Position

3 comments:

Nicole said...

You're reeeeeeeeeeally making me want to drop everything and move to Japan.

missris said...

BRB buying a ticket to come visit you.

Juuuuust kidding. Kind of.

S.I.F. said...

Well now I totally want to go to Japan!

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